The Not Your Average Lives Podcast
Pursuing Your Passion As A Side Gig? Yes, It is Possible!

Pursuing Your Passion As A Side Gig? Yes, It is Possible!

July 13, 2020

EP42: In this episode of Not Your Average Lives, I'm chatting for a second time with my friend, Kimberly Diede who I first met when she sent me a sweet email about one of my episodes that inspired her.

Since that first episode, Kim has published TWO more books, while still working her full time banking job.

Her midlife transformational story is sure to inspire anyone who has ever had an inkling to write a book. I love her example that your passion can be a side gig. Life is so much better and more fulfilling, as long as you find what you love to do and are able to spend a lot of time doing it..

I'm about to start the 3rd book in her "Celia's Gifts" series. I'm a big fan, after she got me hooked when she sent me "Whispering Pines," the first book in the series, right after our first interview!!!

You can learn more about Kim and her books at her website: http://www.kimberlydiedeauthor.com/

I'm always looking for interesting guests so if you have a great midlife transformation to share or know of someone who does, let's connect!

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:

Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdrdwsxdpkyFAZNHsb622g

Learn How this Woman Found Her Authentic and Abundant Self by Listening To Her Higher Being

Learn How this Woman Found Her Authentic and Abundant Self by Listening To Her Higher Being

July 6, 2020

EP41: Makhosi Candiss is a naturally gifted individual, specifically in science and math, who has an innate drive to always become the best, especially being a woman of color and of mixed culture. With her inherent gifts and tenacity, she has always been up for a great challenge and soars not just to meet but to exceed perceived societal expectations.

After obtaining Bachelor’s degrees in Business and Marketing, while preparing for medical school, she rose to the top 1% of consultants in a $250 million direct sales company in just 9 months. At the top, her world shattered as she realized that what society defines as success was not fulfilling and something was missing in the big picture. As the voices within her kept growing, her 'higher being', drew her into finding her real and greater purpose.

She decided to harness her unusual gifts and the voice within her and became an Abundance Activator & Authentic African Shaman and she now uses her training to help burned-out, conscious visionaries fulfill their highest potential using mindset, mindfulness & metaphysics mastery. By utilizing a long list of spiritual abilities & her unique Align in 3D Framework, she assists high-achievers to discover their purpose, decode their essence and break through the blocks keeping them from becoming limitless.

In this episode, we talk about a variety of very interesting topics such as Purpose, business, and ancestral DNA! Makhosi's aim is to encourage people to live true to who they really are and not society's definition of success. As what she would say, "abundance is your birth right." 

To see her other works, you can find her through:

Website: https://www.theroyalshaman.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theroyalshaman
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theroyalshaman
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0aYvRUyZRDXUIwN20CUiSg?view_as=subscriber

I'm always looking for interesting guests so if you have a great midlife transformation to share or know of someone who does, let's connect!

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:

Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdrdwsxdpkyFAZNHsb622g

Want to Escape The Cubicle Life? Here Are 4 Ideas For Earning Income Online!

Want to Escape The Cubicle Life? Here Are 4 Ideas For Earning Income Online!

July 2, 2020

EP40: Have you ever thought about starting your own online business? Doing something that lights you up and gives you the freedom to work where you want, when you want, and on the work that you were brought here to do? If so, perhaps this episode will give you a few ideas about the various ways you can earn income using the internet!!! 

It's 2020 and it's never been easier to create a bona fide business using a virtual medium. No more hassling with a brick & mortar business, which we've learned from this Covid 19 pandemic is a somewhat risky endeavor. And who really wants to get in a car and have to drive to an office every day? NOT ME! (I spent too many hours of my life sitting in Washington, D.C. rush hour traffic!)

Walking across my family room to my home office is all of the commute I want!!! 

So what are you waiting for? It's time to start being creative and figuring out how you can spend your second half designing your new online business and having a blast in the process!

I'm always looking for interesting guests so if you have a great midlife transformation to share or know of someone who does, let's connect! 

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:

Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdrdwsxdpkyFAZNHsb622g

Finding True Purpose at Midlife, After Many Career Changes

Finding True Purpose at Midlife, After Many Career Changes

June 29, 2020

EP39: Christie Miller is a multi-faceted career woman who ventured into several professions throughout her life. A Financial Analyst, a Corporate Attorney, an Interior Designer, an LA County Sheriff, and now a Healthy Living Architect & Motivational Speaker - you name it, and I think Christie has tried it!

She has appeared on TV numerous times showcasing her advocacy of being healthy and happy! And, to no one's surprise, she has also published her own book! It seems that there is nothing Christie can't do. This woman is able to turn anything she puts her mind and effort into a success!

However, like many stories of people who have found their true purpose later in life, hers was not realized without heartache and challenges, the first of which was losing her father suddenly, before she was ready. The fact that her father's premature death was the result of his unhealthy lifestyle is what kickstarted her brand new future which led to a mission of helping people lose 1 million pounds and a much greater impact on the world than she had ever imagined for herself.

She mentions Jack Canfield's book "The Success Principles," and his large influence on her life, leading her to become a certified business coach through his program. Here's a link to it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3dFfp2F

You can also find Christie's book "The Playlist for Life: If You Wake Up to the Right Song, How Can You Not Succeed?" on Amazon. Here's a link to it: https://amzn.to/2NANhTH

 

You can connect with Christie at the following places:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EatTrainWin

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coachchristiemiller/ 

 

I'm always looking for interesting guests so if you have a great midlife transformation to share or know of someone who does, let's connect!

 

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:

Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdrdwsxdpkyFAZNHsb622g

How To Go From Anger To Enlightenment: The 4 As

How To Go From Anger To Enlightenment: The 4 As

June 26, 2020

EP38: In this episode I share my perspective on how to use your consciousness to get past a trigger. I identify the 4 As, as I call them (Aware, Analyze, Accept, and Advance), to describe the different stages you need to move through to learn and grow from your triggers.

And I also get into consciousness vs. unconsciousness and explain how our ego is simply the aspect of our human experience whose main goal is to keep us safe but which actually ends up keeping us stuck. Awareness is the first step in keeping the ego from holding us back from progress.

I'm always looking for interesting guests so if you have a great midlife transformation to share or know of someone who does, let's connect!

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/ 
Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/ 

Building An Online Business Based On Something You Know Nothing About

Building An Online Business Based On Something You Know Nothing About

June 22, 2020

EP37: Tracy Morgan is a perfect mixture of ambition, determination and dedication. Her story is proof that you can build your own business at midlife based on something you know nothing about. Lack of knowledge should never be a hindrance. 

Running a Facebook ad is something Tracy was not even familiar with 2 years ago but her wits and resolution to learn has put her in a place where she now is the "go-to" person in this space. 

Tracy is now a Strategist, a Coach & a self-proclaimed FB Ads Fairy Godmother who helps people, especially business owners grow their audience with Facebook and Instagram ads. She also has an online course!

If you are hungry and determined enough to have your own successful business, then find something that interests you and become the expert.

 

To know more about her work, you can connect to her:

Website: https://www.tracybydesign.co/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tracybydesignco 

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/tracybydesign

 

I'm always looking for interesting guests so if you have a great midlife transformation to share or know of someone who does, let's connect!

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/  Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/ 

The 3 Reasons Why I Left Network Marketing To Pursue My Own Business

The 3 Reasons Why I Left Network Marketing To Pursue My Own Business

June 18, 2020

EP36: In this episode, I share the three biggest reasons I left my network marketing business to do my own thing.

I was in the network marketing space for 4.5 years and was a top performer, usually among the top 3 on our team every month, but I ended up burnt out and unhappy, because I was working hard for little income AND I was limited in the way I wanted to help people. Once I realized that, in order to do what I truly wanted, I had to go outside of that space, so I broke free and created exactly what I wanted.

I have no regrets, except wishing I'd cut the cord sooner! I learned a ton, gained confidence in the online format of business ownership, and got very clear on my deeper purpose - my why.

So if you are struggling in the network marketing space, putting in a ton of effort for little financial reward, and feeling limited in the way you truly want to help people, I want you to know there is a better way! If you take a step back and really look at the challenges you've faced with a different lens, I hope you see them as gifts because they are turning you towards something different - a path of greater impact. So perhaps it's time for you to step into your deeper purpose...

If this episode resonates with you, I encourage you to take action now and get to work on creating your own unique, heart-centered business.

"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why"

- Mark Twain

I'm always looking for interesting guests so if you have a great midlife transformation to share or know of someone who does, let's connect!

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/ 

Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/  

Let’s Talk About Sex (and Nudity): An Open Conversation With A Sexologist

Let’s Talk About Sex (and Nudity): An Open Conversation With A Sexologist

June 15, 2020

EP35: Today's guest is Sunny Megatron, an expert in the sexuality and relationship field. She's one of the most recognized sexologists in North America, host and executive producer of a Showtime TV series, founder of the American Sex podcast, and has been recognized by Cosmo, Playboy, Buzzfeed, Playgirl Magazine for her work.

The story on how she managed to find her grand purpose and calling has been a tough road and is nothing but heartbreaks and abuse. It started when she lost her job of 17 years due to recession, followed by a break up of a long term relationship from an abusive partner.

Those challenges opened her eyes to the taboo subjects that everybody seem to avoid and be uncomfortable talking about, which led her to follow her true calling and pursue an unusual path as both an explorer and educator, opening up candid conversations about sex.

This interview is unlike any other I've done, because it exposes a very unusual career, but it definitely fits the bill as a Not Your Average Lives story. It may be uncomfortable for some due to the taboo nature of sex in this country - I know I was quite a bit squirmy in my seat while talking to her, not knowing where the conversation was going to go! But it goes to show you that any career is possible. If it's a topic that fascinates you, figure out how to make it into something you can do every day!

 

To know more about her work, you can connect to her at:

Website: http://sunnymegatron.com/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/sunnymegatron

Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/american-sex-podcast/id1269884261?mt=2 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SunnyMegatron 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sunnymegatron/?hl=en

 

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/ 

Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/  

 

I'm always looking for interesting guests so if you have a great midlife transformation to share or know of someone who does, let's connect!

My Trigger That Led Me To Learn More About Racism In This Country

My Trigger That Led Me To Learn More About Racism In This Country

June 13, 2020

EP34: In this episode I share what triggered me this past week, that initially made me emotional and angry but then led me to begin reading "White Fragility" and getting an eye-opening prospective on how I've contributed to the racism in our country. You can order this book on Amazon using this link: https://amzn.to/37njsiI

I highly recommend this book as a starting point for anyone who wants to learn more and encourage you to do what you can to learn about this because this is a problem that ALL OF US need to own and fix. 

Here's a link to the Mind Your Business podcast episode I mentioned with Makhosi Candiss-Potts: 
http://mindyourbusinesspodcast.com/podcast/376

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/ 

Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/ 

The Success Story Of An 18 Year Old Latina Girl Who Came To America With A Dream

The Success Story Of An 18 Year Old Latina Girl Who Came To America With A Dream

June 10, 2020

EP33: Sandy Viteri migrated from Venezuela and moved to the US when she was 18 without even knowing how to speak the English language. Nevertheless, the language barrier and the cultural differences did not stop her from pursuing her goals. Her journey led her from waitress to Vice President of Global Marketing for a multi-million dollar company.

Despite her hard work and efforts, she herself laid off from her job two years ago. But with her innate drive, natural positivity and extensive experience in marketing, she decided to launch her own company.

But as she saw that Marketing didn't really light her up, she decided to research alternative business ideas and now she teaches entrepreneurs how market their brands using video podcasting. Sandy, of course, also has her own podcast.

 

To learn more about Sandy and what she does, you can check her online pages below:

Website: https://viterivibes.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/entreprenurialvibebrations/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ViteriVibesMarketing

Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/podcast-entrepreneurial-vibe-brations

 

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/ 

Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/ 

 

I'm always looking for interesting guests so if you have a great midlife transformation to share or know of someone who does, let's connect!